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Help with HP Prolliant ML310e G8 Storage Array

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Help with HP Prolliant ML310e G8 Storage Array

I recently acquired 2 X  HP 310e G8 V2  32GB  P420-1 Servers , I Installed Windows Server 2016 and configured and updated all required Bios / Firmware  and drivers ,  The server has onboard SATA and an additional Raid Controller P420 - 1MB installed .The raid controller is connected to a Chassis which can drive 8X SFF  SAS HDD , every thing seems to be working  I can boot using SSD through the motherboard SATA  which was previously connected to the CD ROM , As the raid card is working I can also boot through the SAS HP 146 GB drive which is installed in the Cage .

Going Forward I want to install 8 X 1TB SSD Drives . When I installed a single WD or Kingston SSD using the HP HDD Adaptor for Gen 8 Server the SSD is not recognized or picked up by the raid Card  , I have tried using 250Gb drives still nothing , I have moved around the HDD slots still nothing .

I have previously done upgrades on HP G6, G7 and G8  DL 360 and DL 380 servers  going completely SSD and never had this issue .

My Question is do I need additional drivers, Firmware or something to get SSD to work with the ML310 are  there any limitations.


Re: Help with HP Prolliant ML310e G8 Storage Array


I hope all is well.

You have to enable the onboard B120i controller form the system bios.

Follow the below YouTube link and HPE customer advisories.

Or Follow the below customer advisory and follow the steps on how to enable the B120i controller form the system bios.

Notice: HP ProLiant Servers: HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i and B320i Controllers - Driver Support and Configuration

ProLiant Gen8 Servers - How to Enable or Disable B120i Controller

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